Vineet Kumar

Vineet Kumar is an Indian actor. The veteran actor from National School of Drama, is known for his works in Hindi, English and Telugu language films and Television.[1] He is best known for his works in films such as Masaan, Drohkaal, Kachche Dhaage, Aks, Yeh Dil, Soch and Shool. His Hollywood assignments include Return to Rajapur with Lynn Collins; Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain with Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton. He has also appeared in a number of Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri films. He received critical acclaim for his work in the Telugu film Vikramarkudu.[2][3]

Vineet Kumar
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Born
Patna, Bihar, India
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndian
EducationPatna Collegiate School, Patna
Bihar National College, Patna University
National School of Drama
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Notable work
Vikramarkudu
Spouse(s)
Manoranjan Dhaliwal
(m. 1998)
Parent(s)Saheb Lal Srivastava (Father)
Prabha Srivastava (Mother)
RelativesSunit Kumar (Brother)
AwardsIndian Television Academy Awards, 2016

Personal lifeEdit

Kumar currently lives in Mumbai and is married to Manoranjan Dhaliwal who teaches ESL at Princess Noura University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He loves photography and is an amateur photographer as well. He is younger brother of Bihar Cadre IPS officer Sunit Kumar.[4]

CareerEdit

He has appeared in a number of Hindi films. These include Drohkaal, Kachche Dhaage, Aks, Yeh Dil, Soch and Shool. Apart from Bollywood movies, he has also worked on Hollywood assignments such as Return to Rajapur with Lynn Collins; Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain with Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton. He has also appeared in a number of Telugu, Tamil and Bhojpuri movies. He received critical acclaim for his work in the Telugu movie Vikramarkudu.

He has worked with veteran directors like Govind Nihalani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Prakash Jha and Ram Gopal Varma, among others. Apart from being a well known face on Indian Television, Vineet is well respected by actors and directors of enviable stature.

He received positive reviews for his work in Masaan and has been termed 'Brilliant' for his role as a professional cremator.[5][6] Masaan was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival winning two awards.[7][8][9]

Awards, honours and recognitionEdit

Vineet won the Best Actor in Negative Role (Jury) award for Jaana Na Dil Se Door at the 16th Indian Television Academy Awards (ITA) in 2016.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Hindi filmsEdit

Year Film Role Other notes
1994 Drohkaal
1996 Sanshodhan
1997 Daud
1998 Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
1999 Kachche Dhaage Bhagta
Godmother
Shool
Thakshak
2001 Aks
2002 Soch Bharose
Makdee Vineet Kumar
2003 Yeh Dil Mithuwa Yadav
Ek Din 24 Ghante[11][12] Mr. Patel
2004 Shobhayatra
Chot
2005 Pehchaan: The Face of Truth Ajay Lal
2006 Strings - Bound by faith[13] Pujari
Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jaana Hai
2007 Eik Dasttak[14]
Dhokha
2012 Ata Pata Laapata[15] Hawaldar[16] Release Date – 2 November 2012
2013 Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi
Club 60[17][18] Sinha Release Date – 6 December 2013
2014 Manjunath SP Zaki Ahmad Release Date – 9 May 2014
2015 Masaan Dom Raja India Release - 24 July 2015
2016 Subah Ke Pehle[19] Short Film
2017 Yahan Sabhi Gyani Hain
Laal Jalti Hai Chita[20] Short Film - Voice
2021 14 Phere
Roam Rome Mein
Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi
Maharani Gauri Shankar Pandey Web series
2022 The Great Indian Murder Ambika Prasad Web Series
Nirmal Pathak Ki Ghar Wapsi Neta Ji web series

Telugu filmsEdit

Year Film Role Other notes
2006 Vikramarkudu Bavuji Telugu
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Pawar
2011 Kandireega Telugu
Velayudham Ulaganthan (Supporting Antagonist) Tamil
2013 Naayak Dassu Telugu
2014 Aagadu Nagaraju
Brother of Bommali[21]
2015 Shivam Bhoji Reddy
2016 Sardaar Gabbar Singh
Supreme Patnaik
2018 Inttelligent[22] Home Minister
Touch Chesi Chudu[23] Keshava Prasad
2019 Operation 2019 Minister
Chanakya
2020 Bombhaat Dada Telugu

Kannada filmsEdit

Year Film Role Other notes
2010

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Nagpuri filmsEdit

Year Film Role Other notes
2019 Phulmania TBA Nagpuri

English filmsEdit

Year Film Role Other notes
1992 Electric Moon
2006 Return to Rajapur[24] Lal
Strings
2014 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Choudhury
2015 Fly Away Solo Cannes Release - 19 May 2015

TelevisionEdit

Year TV series Role Other notes
2016 - 2017 Jaana Na Dil Se Door Kailash Kashyap Star Plus - May 9, 2016
2014 - 2015 Maha Kumbh (TV series) Khoye Paye Pandey Life Ok
2012 Chidiya Ghar Sudama Sab TV – Episodes: 216–222
2010 Hum - Ek Chote Gaon Ki Badi Kahani[25][26] DD National
2010 Lapataganj[27][28][29] Kachua Chacha Sab TV
2003 Yeh Public Hai Sab Jaanti Hai[30] Sab TV
2003 Kashmeer Star Plus
2002-2004 Dhadkan Sony TV
2003 Kabhie Kabhie Zee TV
2002 Kagaar
2002 Ramkhelawan C.M. & Family[31] Ramkhelawan C.M. Sab TV
2000 Itihaas DD National
1995-1997 Swabhimaan DD National
1994 Shikast
1994 Kurukshetra Zee TV
Aatish
Reporter
Hum Bhi Hain Tumhare
Sea Hawks
Ab Ayega Mazaa
Ek Din Ki Wardi
Kshitij
Kadam
Yugantar

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Notes
2003 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male) Ramkhilawan CM & Family Nominated [32]
2016 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role Jaana Na Dil Se Door Won [33][34]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vineet Kumar's Profile on IMDB
  2. ^ National School of Drama alumni list of 1989
  3. ^ Vineet's mantra of success
  4. ^ "Ramkhilavan kin faces action - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ Masaan Review on KoiMoi
  6. ^ Masaan Reviews
  7. ^ "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Screenings Guide". Festival de Cannes. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  9. ^ "'Masaan' - Movie Review". No. Post.Jagran.com. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Indian Television Academy Awards 2016".
  11. ^ N, Anjum (7 November 2003). "Run Nandita, run". Rediff. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  12. ^ "rediff.com Movies: Box Office -- Hits & Misses for the week ending November 11, 2003". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  13. ^ http://www.ofdb.de/view.php?page=liste&Name=Vineet+Kumar
  14. ^ Eik Dasttak (2007), retrieved 30 December 2017
  15. ^ Ata Pata Laapata on IMDB
  16. ^ Ata Pata Laapata Cast and Crew – IMDB
  17. ^ Mahurat of Club 60
  18. ^ Club 60 on IMDB
  19. ^ "Subah Ke Pehle". Pet Project Films. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Laal Jalti Hai Chita". Pet Project Films. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Brother of Bommali review. Brother of Bommali Telugu movie review, story, rating - IndiaGlitz Telugu". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Inttelligent movie review: Sai Dharam Tej's film showcases an outdated format, stale humour- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  23. ^ admin (2 February 2018). "Touch Chesi Chudu - Movie Review". telugucinema.com. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  24. ^ Return to Rajapur – IMDB
  25. ^ 'Hum Log' to come in a new avtar in Doordarshan
  26. ^ Hum – A new Hum Log relaunches in Doordarshan’
  27. ^ Lapataganj's getting ‘real’
  28. ^ Look who’s throwing attitude
  29. ^ Lapataganj – Sharad Joshi ki Kahaniyoon ka pata
  30. ^ Yeh Public hai sab jaanti hai – The Sunday Tribune
  31. ^ TV serial on Laloo touches a raw nerve[Usurped!]
  32. ^ "The Indian Telly Awards 2003 : Nominees for the Popular Awards". tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  33. ^ "16th Annual Indian Television Academy Awards".
  34. ^ "List of winners from the Indian Television Academy Awards 2016". The Times of India.

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